Terminator Vision

Released in 1991, the movie "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" used many special effects that were considered very advanced at the time. One of them was the Terminator's vision system. If Google has its way, we will soon be able to walk around with “Terminator” style glasses that will overlay information on location and search preferences. Researchers are working on heads-up displays integrated into ordinary glasses tied directly to Google’s cloud-based services so that users won’t need a smartphone or other device to access the Internet.

Richard DeVaul who previously worked for Apple was hired by Google in June. DeVaul’s PhD dissertation “The Memory Glasses,” was on personal heads up displays. According to his LinkedIn profile, DeVaul now works as a “rapid evaluator” at Google. Between 2004 and 2010, DeVaul was founder and president of AWare Technologies. And between 1997 and 2003, DeVaul worked as a research assistant at MIT’s Media Lab.

The following video of scenes from "Terminator 2" illustrate how the glasses might work:


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